I'm trying to set up to use this motor which apparently has no Index line. I have an FSESC V4.12. and V4.20.
My goal is to get smooth movement at low speed. From barely a crawl to 4 mph, maybe 6 mph tops. So for this wheel that works out to about 300 RPM. I need to avoid cogging.
The robot is also pretty heavy. Full loaded maybe 200 lbs.
What option is likely to work the best? I could just use the Halls, but then I think FOC is out, if possible to do FOC without an index I'd like to hear how, or I could stick a magnet on the wheel and add a one channel hall sensor. The last option may sound like a pain, but there is a decent spot to mount the hall and I have hall sensors and small neodymium magnets on hand.
Here's the motor data sheet;
To paste the relevant part of the datasheet:
Operating voltage range: 7-42V
Recommended voltage range: 30-40V Kv rating: 10 (yes ten)
RPM/V Diameter: 170mm (of tread, approximate)
Pole count: 27
Winding resistance: 1.7Ω
Encoder resolution: 3200 pulses per revolution
Encoder type: Optical, quadrature
Encoder voltage: 5V
I was disappointed to see that it doesn't include an index.